BASF has opened a new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. The company reports that the new plant will strengthen BASF’s local manufacturing footprint in Asia Pacific and create close to 70 new jobs at the site.

 ‘As part of our Asia Pacific strategy, we aim to produce locally 75% of what we sell in Asia Pacific,’ said Dr Albert Heuser, president functions Asia Pacific, president and chairman Greater China at BASF. ‘With this investment in a local production facility, we are well-positioned to provide our customers in the region with customized solutions in a timely manner.’

Strategically located next to each other at SCIP, this new resin plant will be fully integrated in the new automotive coatings plant.

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